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Anglify (third-person singular simple present Anglifies, present participle Anglifying, simple past and past participle Anglified)

  1. (transitive) To convert to English norms; to anglicise.
    • 1751, Benjamin Franklin, Observations Concerning the Increase of Mankind, Peopling of Countries, etc.
      Why should Pennsylvania [] become a Colony of aliens, who will shortly be so numerous as to Germanize us, instead of our Anglifying them, and will never adopt our language or customs, any more than they can acquire our complexion?
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Darwin to this entry?)

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for Anglify in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)